Different by Design
Hope is not just a place – it’s a community. Here at Hope, we want you to grow as a whole person – academically, spiritually and socially.
Where in the world is Hope College?
Holland, Michigan (ranked #2 “Happiest, Healthiest Place to Live in America” by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) is the perfect place to create your college memories. We’re 2.5 hours from downtown Chicago or Detroit and 10 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan. Our campus is steps from a thriving downtown, with restaurants, movie theatres, cafés, shopping, and arts and cultural events.
The Fast Facts of Hope College
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approximately3,369 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 36 countries
11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
(and every single class is taught by a professor)
First-Year Students: Fall 2023
|GPA (middle 50%)||3.8-4.0|
|ACT (middle 50%)||26-31|
|SAT (middle 50%)||1100-1310|
1866 Although officially chartered in 1866, Hope College began its journey in October 1851 with the creation of the Holland colony’s Pioneer School. The first freshman class of 10 students matriculated in 1862, and the first commencement took place on July 17, 1866.
Life After Hope Leads to Success
- Graduate school
- Continuing education
- Seeking – Not employed or in graduate school
- Voluntary service or military
- Not employed, not seeking
Percentages exceed 100% because survey responders could select multiple responses.
Above information is taken from our Class of 2022 Graduate Report.
For more information on our recent graduates, visit hope.edu/gradreport
- Recent Employers
- Atomic Object
- BDO USA
- Chicago Public Schools
- Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
- Duke University Health System
- General Motors Company
- Gentex Corporation
- Grand Rapids Griffins
- Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
- Holland Public Schools
- JP Morgan Chase
- L.L. Bean
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Meijer Inc.
- Missouri Department of Economic Development
- Our Daily Bread Ministries
- Plante Moran
- Red Wing Shoe Company
- Reformed Church in America
- Shutterfly LLC
- Spectrum Health Beaumont
- Stryker Corporation
- United States Air Force